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There are 6 ways to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY

Train via Madison Ave & S. Swan St

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany

Drive

  1. Drive from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Train to Newark, fly

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB)

Train to Philadelphia, fly

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB)

Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 4h 12m and covers a distance of around 152 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 11m. Operated by Amtrak and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 71 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 3m
Layover time:
1h 9m
Total time:
4h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 11m
Journey distance:
152 miles
Services per week:
71
Cheapest price:
$36
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:15
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive, which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - Port Authority and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 139 miles. The road distance is 158 miles.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority station.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 138.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Pennsylvania Station (New York City), NY, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$29 - $45
Business
$80 - $95
Economy
$53 - $56
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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